The following is a guide to how you could spend two days taking in the arts & culture in Stafford, Virginia.
- Explore and tour Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont. Gari Melchers was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. Come and explore this unique historic home, tour stunning studio and art galleries, visit the restored gardens, shop in the museum store, and explore its trails. The Museum Shop is the official home of the Stafford County Visitor Center, where visitors can find information about Stafford County attractions, restaurants, hotels and other amenities.
- Enjoy a late lunch or early dinner at Amy’s Café in the historic port of Falmouth. Enjoy the ambiance in this historic tavern building, dating to the late 18th and early 19th century. Exposed brick interior walls and wood timbers line the room. Dine on the porch with glimpses of the pristine Rappahannock River. Full Service American Fare – dining with a country casual flare. Local art lines the walls, as well as black and white photographs of Historic Falmouth.
- Sign up for a fun art class at the local Wine and Design. Wine & Design is the perfect place to unwind and have fun. They offer a range of affordable private and public paint and sip parties for all ages, groups and talents.
- Keep the party going by visiting one of our local breweries for bingo night, trivia night, or local music and live bands.
- Stay in one of our 28 hotels or our Bed and Breakfast, Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast.
- Check out some of our local wineries and breweries on our Kegs and Corks Trail. Bring a picnic lunch or dine in one of their full-service restaurants.
- Stop in at the Olde Virginia Gourmet and Gifts for local products and baked goods made from local and regional artisans. They specialize in Virginia-made products.
- See a show from the wonderfully talented actors and actresses of Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a Broadway-quality production and a three-course meal at this renowned dinner theater. This theater is part of the Fredericksburg area’s thriving cultural arts community, and just off of Interstate-95.